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Bridge to Terabithia | Study Guide

Katherine Paterson

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Katherine Paterson

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Children's Literature


Drama, Fantasy

Perspective and Narrator

The events of Bridge to Terabithia are described by a third-person limited-omniscient narrator.


Bridge to Terabithia is written in the past tense.

About the Title

Terabithia is an imaginary kingdom created by the two main characters; its name is inspired by an island in the Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis. In the final chapter, one of the characters builds a bridge to the place in the nearby woods where this fantasy world exists.


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